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Mika Hakkinen


Multi-talented two-time Formula One Globe Champ racer who became known for his uniquely shaded helmet. He was into gymnastics and was a devoted acrobat; he began go-karting at age group five. His mansion in France burnt down on, may 18, 2008, after a light short-circuited; he dropped his F1 trophies and his family pet tortoise in the blaze. He wedded Erja Honkanen in 1998, with whom he previously two children, kid Hugo Ronan and little girl Aina Julia. They submitted for divorce in 2008, and then acquired three kids with girlfriend Tagéta Remešová. He was within an bout of BBC Two’s “TopGear” where he taught web host James May how exactly to rally drive.

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Full Name Mika Häkkinen
Date Of Birth September 28, 1968
Place Of Birth Vantaa, Finland
Height 1.79 m
Profession Race Car Driver
Nationality Finnish
Spouse Erja Häkkinen
Children Hugo Ronan Häkkinen, Aina Julia Häkkinen, Lynn Maria Häkkinen, Daniel Pauli Häkkinen, Ella Häkkinen
Parents Aila Häkkinen, Harri Häkkinen
Siblings Nina Häkkinen
Nominations Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
Star Sign Libra

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1Driving in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) with Mercedes team. [2007]
2Driving in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) with the Mercedes team. [2005]
3Announced his retirement from DTM in November. [2007]
4Häkkinen's third child, daughter Ella, was born on 30 November 2010 to his Czech girlfriend Markéta Remesová. Mika Hakkinen lives with his family in the Swiss Canton of Thurgau.
5His teammates in Formula One were: Julian Bailey, Michael Bartels, Johnny Herbert, Ayrton Senna, Martin Brundle, Mark Blundell, Nigel Mansell and David Coulthard.
6Suffering with unreliability, he finished second in F1 Drivers Championship in 2000.
7His hobbies are: skiing, swimming, tennis and diving
8Suffered a serious accident in practice for the 1995 Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide when a tyre deflated, slamming his car into the wall at 120mph. His head struck his steering wheel resulting in a fractured skull; his life was saved by a track-side tracheotomy. He made a full recovery in time for the 1996 season.
9Son, Hugo Ronan (b. 2000). Daughter, Aina Julia (b. 2005).
10Raced in DTM from 2005 to 2007 with the Mercedes team.
11Ex-Formula One driver and World Drivers Champion of 1998 and 1999.



Supertähdet2016TV SeriesHimself
Formula 1: BBC Sport2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - F1 World Champion, 1998 & 1999
The Gentleman's Wager II2015ShortHimself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2013TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Ihanaa Leijonat ihanaa!2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Boris Becker Meets...2008TV SeriesHimself
ITV - Formula One2007TV SeriesHimself
Stern TV2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Once Again!2006VideoHimself
Ruben & Joonas2005TV SeriesHimself
Test Drive2005TV SeriesHimself
4Pop2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Uuno Turhapuro - This Is My Life2004Himself
Monaco - Le circuit des princes2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Polttopisteessä - Urheiluruutu 40 vuotta2003TV Short documentaryHimself
El informal1999TV SeriesHimself
Maailmanmestarit1998TV MovieHimself
Stars in der Manege1998TV Series documentaryPerformer
Flying Finn First at Finish1998Video documentaryHimself
Wetten, dass..?1998TV SeriesHimself
Videomatch1997TV SeriesHimself
1996 Australian Grand Prix1996TV MovieHimself
Motorworld1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Ruutulippu1990TV SeriesHimself
Tietoisku: Häkkinen1989TV ShortHimself
Mika, mikroautoilija1979TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Formula 1's 60th Anniversary: Plus Ça Change2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - World Champion 1998, 1999
Great Grand Prix Racing Heroes2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Mikan tie1998TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest Testimonial Spot· Erja Häkkinen

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